One of the most beautiful underwater locations in the world is the Great Barrier Reef. This is the largest coral system in the world and can be seen from space. It is the world’s largest structure made from living organisms and is home to literally thousands of fish species. There’s no better way to explore this magical underwater wonderland than by diving under the surface of the water. But which is better: Scuba diving or Snorkelling?
The truth is that it depends on the individual. Scuba diving and snorkelling require different levels of training and equipment, and will give very different experiences of the Great Barrier Reef.
If you have no experience at all and want to see the Great Barrier Reef as soon as possible, snorkelling is the way to go. All you need is a snorkelling mask and mouth piece and you can swim in the waters of the Whitsunday Islands to explore the undersea world. No training is required and there are plenty of shallow reefs in the Great Barrier Reef that you can explore easily from the surface of the water. Dive below and you’ll have to hold your breath, but there’s plenty of aquatic life to discover this way!
If you want to dive a little deeper, scuba diving is the way to go. Scuba diving requires a lot more equipment and training. You’ll need a pressurised gas tank, regulator and diving suit, plus specialised training. There are training courses available in the Whitsunday Islands for beginner scuba divers, and tours which provide opportunities for both beginner and advanced scuba divers to explore the depths of the Great Barrier Reef.
Whichever you choose, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. Tours are available for those wishing to snorkel and/or scuba dive. Just talk to your tour crew when you book to find out which tour is best to see the best snorkelling and scuba diving sites in the Great Barrier Reef, and which tours are best to support your level of experience.
Book with Wings today to dive below the surface in the Whitsunday Islands and explore the Great Barrier Reef.